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10253 - Big Ben



  • YodaliciousYodalicious Member Posts: 1,366
    Sets that aren't minifig scale usually aren't my thing, but if this thing really is $249, I may be in. Hard to believe it'd be that price though. But we have been surprised at leaked prices before too and they turned out to be true. Of course, that's usually when they're higher than we believed they should be. 
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    edited May 2016
    CCC said:
    That seems too cheap in GBP.
    I tend to agree. But...

    Perhaps Tower Bridge didn't sell as well as we imagine, which might then have had something to do with it hanging around for so long.

    I also think they've goofed with the timing. A tourist goes to London; somewhere on the list of must-sees is "Big Ben", potentially leading to buying the set either in one of the Central London stores or back home. The trouble is that, for much of the next three years, nobody is going to see the original because it'll be covered in scaffolding.

    They also have to compete with the Wange version.
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    Maybe the special price is for UK citizens voting for the real Big Ben to stay in the EU?
  • thedingman5thedingman5 Member Posts: 292
    edited May 2016
    Just saw the pics...holy moly, that's impressive.  Makes it a bit easier to say "no" to some other sets, seeing that coming down the line (which is exactly why they hate leaks and stagger releases, but....what are you going to do?)!
  • VortexVortex Member Posts: 342
    ^^ To be honest , the Wange version was not too shabby at all. Leaving clutch aside , aesthetically it was impressive  , I always have ppl stop and look at it. It stands at about 26-28" and well detailed with near total snot work. Lol I meant SNOT work

    i am really interested to know the height of the tower. I hope it trumps Wange, in which case I will definitely by this on priority , else I'll buy this , but in time .
  • VortexVortex Member Posts: 342
    edited May 2016
    Before I get stone walled about the above , I'd definitely add that I'm have no doubt that the lego version will be overall far superior just by virtue of quality , finesse and instructions but just wanted comment on the merits of the existing large scale version currently available .

    Ive been squeezing my eyes to pick out the dimensions on that photo of the box front. Nothing ! But at near 4200 pieces , I'm salivating in anticipation 

    i also feel , anyone who has the TB , this becomes an automatic mandatory buy for them
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,087
    All will be revealed at 3pm BST (GMT+1) tomorrow....
  • TkattTkatt Member Posts: 472
    The back of the box photo shows an adult hand operating a knob to make the hands of the clock move. I tried putting my hand in front of my Town Hall in a similar position as that photo. By using that photo as a reference Big Ben appears to be taller than the Town Hall.
    My guess is that it is about 55-60 bricks tall. 
    Even though it isn't minifig scale I think the tower portion could look really good in a City setup.
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo Member Posts: 497
    @Lego91 Having only recently started buying Lego I have already considered that.  Although buying and building smaller sets has been fun ultimately I like the larger sets 1500 pieces and greater.   
  • VortexVortex Member Posts: 342
    Ominous Huw ! 
    its only going to be downhill on the excitement levels after the revealation . So much more fun in frivolous wagers before the official statement.
    I say $ 320-350
  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey Member Posts: 390
    I think it'll be priced along the lines of GB Firehouse. $350 and £275. Dream on those that think you'll be able to pick it up sub £200. 
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Legoboy said:
    Maybe the special price is for UK citizens voting for the real Big Ben to stay in the EU?
    Or as temptation to leave, showing what UK prices could be after a brexit.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Am I the only one with a ruler?

    The blue baseplate is 8 x 16. That means the overall size looks to be 56 x 24 (at the tower end) / 16 (at the river end). That's 45 x 19 / 13 cm. The overall height works out at being 60 cm. The roof of the actual building is about 20 cm high.
  • PeteMPeteM Member Posts: 447
    I think it'll be priced along the lines of GB Firehouse. $350 and £275. Dream on those that think you'll be able to pick it up sub £200. 
    Yep, I think we can safely add an extra '100' on to each of the previously quoted figures. Still, contrary to a few recent releases, this at least looks like it might actually be worth it...
  • playwellplaywell Member Posts: 2,304

    This set look great, its the landmark set that looks most like an architecture set.

    It reminds me of this:

    I was worried when I heard it would cost less than Tower Bridge (doesn't look likely now) that they wouldn't look good together but they seem to match up in size quite well.

    The biggest compliment I can give it is that I don't look at it and start to think about how I can mod it. Tower Bridge needed to be longer and looks silly when the bridge is open but this looks very accurate.

  • klatu003klatu003 Member Posts: 729
    Looks like the build will be enlivened by a "working" clock.  The back panel shows a clock time adjustment dial.  Anyone planning on putting a motor on it and making it a working time piece?  Would it fit on a mantel?  
  • bricktuarybricktuary Member Posts: 987
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo Member Posts: 497
    That would be super cool if that clock was an actual working clock that showed real time. 
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    I've seen the pictures somewhere else and it looks amazing! I'm definitely buying this!
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 Member Posts: 1,431
    Jeez @TigerMoth . You are so super intelligent and all knowing that I'm surprised you even needed a ruler.
  • AllBrickAllBrick Member Posts: 1,497
    Gooker1 said:
    Hey kids!  Big Ben!  Parliament!

  • ARo2891ARo2891 Member Posts: 114
    edited May 2016
    I fully expected this to be $350 until all these comments spilled out about a $250 price range, that would make it an instant buy for me as $100 goes a long way towards the rest of my lego needs for 2016.  Here's hoping **fingers crossed** I wake up to good news on my day off!
  • bricktuarybricktuary Member Posts: 987
    £169 apparently. Definitely buying at that price.
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 501
    Looks absolutely amazing.  Can't wait for this and the Porsche.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    Out July 1st and £169.99 confirmed in an article at
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    TigerMoth said:

    They also have to compete with the Wange version.
    I have the Wange version. Ironically, I only bought it because I never thought Lego would make a version that size.

    For 40 quid, the Wange version is pretty good, but the Lego version certainly looks nicer and will no doubt be replacing mine as soon as it's released!
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair Member Posts: 2,703
    Out July 1st and £169.99 confirmed in an article at

    If so I would come pretty close to purchasing it over #75827 - Ghostbsuters Firehouse Headquaters, #42056 - Porsche 911 GT3 RS or the other rumoured D2C sets.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,268
    £170 would be an absolute steal. I wonder who will be the first person to moc a full Palace of Westminster? I might have a go at that.
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Member Posts: 880
    German Toy Manufacturer :O
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 1,017
    Hmmm.....£169.99 seems like an amazing price. Given that the Standard article also states that the company is German, I`m not really sure where they are getting their information from - may be the author read this forum, which said it would be £169.99, and just used that information. 

    I`m eager to hear the final price [crosses fingers that its £169.99]

  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    I would be so surprised to find the price was really £169.99 I'd actually buy it!
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair Member Posts: 2,703
    edited May 2016
    German Toy Manufacturer :O
    Some individual was juiced up on the #71014 - DFB, The Mannschaft Series :P
  • playwellplaywell Member Posts: 2,304

    This can not be the same price as #10227 #21128 #21010 can it?

    Brickset says it is: USA: $249.99, UK: £169.99, EU: 219.99€

  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    $249.99 is identical to the TB.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    edited May 2016
    £170 is so cheap (can't quite believe i'm saying that) and so out of whack to the US price (for LEGO) but presumably the press release is out there, think we'd have heard by now if it was not the listed price (although they've changed between press release and set release before now too!).

    I wasn't that bothered with this set but with a nice discount i'm in.
  • pharmjodpharmjod Member Posts: 2,916
    I'm sure if those are the actual prices, once LEGO sees all the fanboy "what a steal" prices comments they will increase the price at launch. =)
  • FireheartFireheart Member Posts: 631
    Huw said:
    All will be revealed at 3pm BST (GMT+1) tomorrow....
    @Huw was this date pre known, or has it been brought forward due to the image leak? 
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    ^ Given the announcement of the new London LEGO store on the same day, I'm guessing the two are linked and so no, it hasn't been brought forward. 
  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    Bong.................. Bong.................. Bong..................
  • TheBrickPalTheBrickPal Member Posts: 45
    edited May 2016
    Five minutes, get yerselves ready for da press release...

    Yes, since I've seen it, I can confirm it's only $250. :-)
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,268
    refresh refresh refresh...
  • flappeerflappeer Member Posts: 8

  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,268
    There looks to be large quantities of quite a few elements...!

    Slight shame that they have the bell positioned behind the clock faces, when in fact it's a little bit higher up, but I guess there's more room behind the clock faces.
  • flappeerflappeer Member Posts: 8
    I may be wrong but looking at some of the pictures it does look slightly higher up.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks Member Posts: 1,367
    Love it. Also, that microscale tree is awesome.
  • OndraOndra Member Posts: 74
    I like these hardware tools, you can fix Big Ben like they are fixing real one now :-D .
  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey Member Posts: 390

    Added to wants list. 
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